A 911 call reporting a possible home invasion brought Los Angeles police to the home of Miley Cyrus Wednesday night, TMZ.com reports. The call turned out to be a false alarm, and authorities suspect a disturbing prank known as “Swatting.”
“Law enforcement sources confirm … the LAPD received a 911 call at 6:50 PM to report a possible home invasion, possible shots fired,” the story reports. “The LAPD responded immediately … sending a chopper, and officers with high powered weapons, who immediately set up a perimeter around the home … with guns drawn.”
The responders found the house quiet with nobody home, and no sign of trouble, the report adds.
“Law enforcement tells TMZ … officials now believe the caller is a ‘911 abuser,’" the story reports. “The call seems to fall in line with a prank called ‘Swatting’ — in which a caller tries to trick emergency responders into dispatching law enforcement (like the SWAT team) to a home by making up a serious crime.”
Authorities indicated they were looking into the call and if it does turn out to be a prank the caller could face serious criminal charges.